If you are trying to keep warm this Winter and have already tried these 10 essential soups, don't fret, a chicken meatball and cheese tortellini soup will soothe your soul just the same. This is a great weeknight meal since it comes together relatively quickly and takes a minimum amount of effort.
On my first go around, I made the meatballs a little too large, so next time I'll aim for a more bite-sized meatball. Fans of simple chicken noodle soup will be blown away by these chicken meatballs combined with fresh cheese tortellini and delicious broth. This soup is wonderful the night it's cooked and, like many other comfort foods, even better the next day.
Ready for a new take on the classic? Get the recipe.
Chicken Meatballs Serves 4 to 6.
4 links organic chicken-apple sausage or 1 lb ground chicken
1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs, about 2 slices fresh white bread ground up
1/2 cup whole milk
2 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian flat leaf parsley
1/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
Extra virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
4 thyme sprigs
2 large carrots, cut into circles
1 medium onion, diced
2 ribs celery, diced
2 quarts reduced-sodium chicken broth
4 black peppercorns
2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian flat leaf parsley
1 bay leaf
1 pound fresh refrigerated cheese tortellini
Fresh parsley sprigs, for garnish
1 crusty French baguette, to serve with the soup
Serves 4 to 6.
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